Derek will die on the street tonight;
in the end, it will most likely be the cold that gets him,
but Derek will die on the street tonight.
he gave the finger to the day shelter lady
"I ain't no one's problem - just my own."
and looking to score some H
goes out into the cold
and Derek will die on the street tonight
slush-shuffled until slush was ice
and spittle-freeze river
made a chin-glacier knife
but freezing to death
while looking to score some H
is better than your heart bursting open
all over your plate.
so Derek will die on the street tonight
I watched him shuffle with frost-bit toes
and shuffle ragged, shuffle slow.
going to sit down under the stairs by the levee
where Derek would die on the street tonight.
but I know you all have it hard
because your heating bill is high
and you got aches and pains and you don't know why,
and little Justin is getting a "C" in math
so we all have it hard.
and lots of folks make choices.
and that, my friends, is why
Derek will die on the street tonight.